Sarah MacTavish


Sarah MacTavish is a librarian-author who writes historical fiction for teens. Her first novel, Firebrand, was recently described by Self-Publishing Review as “a moving, expertly written, and entertaining work of young adult fiction.” She also leads two weekly writers’ groups for teens and adults at the library she has called home for the past fifteen years. When Sarah isn’t writing, she’s either gaming, working on the family tree, or reading Star Wars novels.

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Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Netflix, MMOs (currently playing Star Wars: The Old Republic), reading, and working on the family tree.
What do you read for pleasure?
A little bit of everything, but I'm definitely a sucker for time-travel romances and Star Wars novels.
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Where to find Sarah MacTavish online


Paladin Trailer
Book trailer for the sequel to YA historical fiction novel FIREBRAND by Sarah MacTavish--PALADIN--on sale April 12! Visit for more information.


Firebrand is a young adult historical fiction series that follows two abolitionist teens through the American Civil War.
Price: $3.99 USD.
Price: $7.99 USD.


Series: Firebrand. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 94,680. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
When Lincoln calls for volunteers to put down the rebellion, four friends become soldiers for different reasons. Freedom. Justice. Love. Revenge. But they’re united by a secret… one of them is a girl in disguise.
Series: Firebrand. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,000. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Mysterious fires. Family secrets. Brutal injustice. But it's Fear that might destroy them... In the summer of 1860, when slavery ruled the heart of America, two young abolitionists discover how dangerous it can be to believe in freedom for all.

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